Booklet Aims To Educate Blacks About End-of-Life Care; UCLA Launches Network To Study Disparities
- Hospice booklet: Author and social worker Gloria Thomas Anderson has written a booklet aiming to provide blacks with information about end-of-life care. The booklet, titled "What Ya'll Gon' Do With Me?: The African-American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End of Life Care," is available at no cost through the Kansas City Hospice (Fox 4, 2/26).
- University of California-Los Angeles: UCLA's Department of Family Medicine, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has launched the Network for Multicultural Research on Health and Healthcare, which will study disparities that affect minorities with chronic illnesses. Each year, the network also will support five Healthcare Quality Scholars, who will address health issues affecting underserved groups, particularly focusing on diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illnesses, depression and cancer (UCLA News, 2/26).